Schumer announces large federal grant for New York state fire departments

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has delivered the third largest federal grant in state history to New York fire departments.

The grant will provide $4 million to help staff and train departments. This will allow 16 new firefighters for the Spa City.

The money will come from a new federal budget being worked on right now, providing grant money for both equipment and personnel for fire departments across America.

Federal grant programs in 2022 provided $23 million to support New York fire companies, including $3.6 million for the Troy Fire Department. That’s enough to hire 14 new firefighters.